Cruelty free brands are hard to find I must admit .........and I think that there should be a LAW compelling manufacturers to mark their products ...........walking around with a list is virtually impossible ...especially if you live in a small village
NONSENSE!!!! THE ARE EASY EASY EASY TO FIND! Almost every grocery chain carries them in one section of the store as do stores like Target! i have been using the for years with no problem finding them. If you have a Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Sprouts, Wild Oats, etc. they stock ONLY cruelty free products. Just look on the label - usually on the back - and it is clearly listed!
From this whole list the only products I have are ORAL-B & GILLETTE . This will go also from now on ! You can do it , really is not that hard . And you life will change for the better , you will not feel the pain of the animal on your body or in your food ! Good luck !
that would be nice but the small town I live in has none of these stores
i have an oral b elec toothbrush
Maggie Schafer I live in England U.K. and I haven't seen this in ASDA,TESCO,SAINSBURY'S. they are the 3 biggest grocery chains in my part of England..
we don`t all live in the "good old US of A "you know
That is true Morag! I order on line, because I cannot find a lot of animal free products here in the USA! Seventh Generation is on Peta's List...can only find a few products in stores here. So...I get what I want from Seventh Generation...and I feel good knowing NO ANIMAL has suffered for the products that I use!
PETA and so many others are excellent organizations! When it comes to 100% test-free product lists, though, Leaping Bunny is the #1 resource. Please remember, "cruelty-free" can be a deceptive term...
Lori Pipe Franklin - That is fantastic! Just wondering though why Avon is not certified, they are on Peta's list. Thanks!
April 13, 2010 at 12:41pm.
Leaping Bunny - @Lori: Though Avon's policy is not to test its finished products on animals or, as a rule, its ingredients, they are not...
Leaping Bunny - @Lori: Though Avon's policy is not to test its finished products on animals or, as a rule, its ingredients, they are not certified because they still will conduct animal testing at the request of government health or medical organizations. Leaping Bunny's requirements to become certified are the most stringent out there so that is why they currently do not make our list.
April 13, 2010 at 1:30pm.
And from Leaping Bunny's website:
• Why does this product say, “not tested on animals,” but it is not on the Leaping Bunny list?
Oftentimes, products claim to be "cruelty-free" or "not tested on animals,” but their claims may only refer to the finished product. As you may be aware, the majority of animal testing occurs at the ingredient level. Similarly, some companies may state, “We do not test on animals,” when in fact they merely contract other companies to do the testing. These kinds of claims are often confusing and misleading for consumers.
• What's the difference between the Humane Standards and other 'cruelty-free' lists I have seen?
A number of retailers and animal groups promote their own ‘cruelty-free’ schemes. However, the companies approved by them have often done no more than issue a convincing — sometimes misleading — policy statement on animal testing.
The Leaping Bunny certification is unrivalled, as it requires each company to open its processes to independent audit throughout its supply chain, to ensure that it adheres to its animal testing policy and the Standards’ strict criteria.
And for those who enjoy smart phone apps, you can keep the most current Leaping Bunny list right at your fingertips!
PETA is an extremist organization that kills so many animals every year. Get your goddamn facts straight.
Kim, this pledge is not dedicated to critiquing PeTA's philosophy or history or shortcomings or advantages. It is about companies that do and do not advocate testing upon animals. The purpose of my post was to inform consumers of the most accurate means to determine which company's products are truly not tested upon animals in any stage of development; which is NOT the list that is provided by PeTA.
I can appreciate your personal opinion—it is disheartening that the largest animal rights...
I can appreciate your personal opinion—it is disheartening that the largest animal rights organizations have become a breeding ground for conflict of opinion—but slamming another organization and being rude to me, when I am one of the few in these comments who is NOT promoting PeTA's list, is counter to the true purpose of an animal rights activist, and only creates hostility between those fighting for the animals. Don't we have enough struggle with the non-activists as it is without going at each other?
Kim Furtado whu is peta killing animals..??
A month ago, my daughter & I found a beagle with a swollen belly wandering our neighborhood, and took it home. Nobody there, so we took it to our home & called the phone # on the tag. Turns out, the owner said dog is a rescue w/ a tatoo on it's ears, and suffers from a serious disease from being in the cosmetic labs. THIS was an animal that was tested on. Everyday, the dog escapes...bites through a 4x4 fence, takes and electric shock, just to run away. This man is trying his best to...
A month ago, my daughter & I found a beagle with a swollen belly wandering our neighborhood, and took it home. Nobody there, so we took it to our home & called the phone # on the tag. Turns out, the owner said dog is a rescue w/ a tatoo on it's ears, and suffers from a serious disease from being in the cosmetic labs. THIS was an animal that was tested on. Everyday, the dog escapes...bites through a 4x4 fence, takes and electric shock, just to run away. This man is trying his best to give the dog a good life, but said the dog is so traumatized from the lab life, he doesn't know what to do anymore. This broke our hearts. I am now committed to avoiding ALL products that use animals for testing. CRUELTY!
I am with you too, and let me tell you that I regret that I spent so much money on products that didn't give me the results natural products are giving me . Specially homemade ones .
Good for you Kelly! That is one of the many reasons I love my company so much. It's not just that they have no animal ingredients, but they also do not test on animals. Many people have no idea how important it is to have cruelty free products.
I am super disappointed to lean that Green works tests on animals. You try to be good to the environment only to be harming animals in the process :( Only Method for this house from now on!
LOVE Method!! Their products are the best!!
I love Method too, but not everywhere carries it. Oh well, I will make a special trip to get it. I know hey Erin Aumack! That is too bad. I bet it's because it is affordable and available everywhere.
OMG so many companies that could make a difference to save laboratories animals. Shame on you. OMD toutes ses compagnies qui peuvent faire une difference pour sauver les animaux de laboratoires et qui ne le font pas par stupidite.
IL N'Y A PLUS AUCUNE LOI QUI EXIGE QUE SES PRODUITS SOIENT TESTES SUR LES ANIMAUX. LES SEULS QUI SONT ENCORE OBLIGES POUR LE MOMENT SONT CERTAINS PRODUITS PHARMACEUTIQUES ET LES PRODUITS HAUTEMENT CHIMIQUES. Y DEJA UNE TONNE DE COMPAGNIE QUI ONT FAIT LE SWITCH DE NE PLUS TORTURER D'ANIMAUX EN LABORATOIRE ALORS POURQUOI EUX LISTER CI-HAUT NE LE FONT PAS AVEC LA NOUVELLE TECHNOLOGIE ??? SIMPLEMENT PARCE-QUE C'EST MOINS DISPENDIEUX DE RESTER AVEC L'ANCIENNE TECHNIQUE DE LABORATOIRE QUE DE TOUT...
IL N'Y A PLUS AUCUNE LOI QUI EXIGE QUE SES PRODUITS SOIENT TESTES SUR LES ANIMAUX. LES SEULS QUI SONT ENCORE OBLIGES POUR LE MOMENT SONT CERTAINS PRODUITS PHARMACEUTIQUES ET LES PRODUITS HAUTEMENT CHIMIQUES. Y DEJA UNE TONNE DE COMPAGNIE QUI ONT FAIT LE SWITCH DE NE PLUS TORTURER D'ANIMAUX EN LABORATOIRE ALORS POURQUOI EUX LISTER CI-HAUT NE LE FONT PAS AVEC LA NOUVELLE TECHNOLOGIE ??? SIMPLEMENT PARCE-QUE C'EST MOINS DISPENDIEUX DE RESTER AVEC L'ANCIENNE TECHNIQUE DE LABORATOIRE QUE DE TOUT UPGRADER. PLUS STUPIDE QUE CA, TU MEURS... CA M'ENRAGE DE VOIR DES COMPAGNIES SI RICHES ETRE AUSSI ARRIEREES .
desole, fallait que je ventile LOL
Here is a comprehensive list of cruelty-free brands and products that we can use instead of those tested on animals: https://docs.google.com/a/dons.usfca.edu/viewer?url=http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/companiesdonttest.pdf.
Hey, sweet girl! I got your email, and I'll be happy to help you! Can you send me a copy of your resume?
I sent it on over the weekend. Thanks so much! :)
oh GOD .. i ever used DOVE but now .. i use l'oreal (red colour) for wash my hair ! i also used DOWNY !! P&G , unilever product .. i ever used merck, garnier, herbal essence, pantene,cussons, and bla bla bla .. oh what aaa big mistake i've done .. i trusted a company and also brands that exactly using animal for their tester !! so what should i do then !! stop to use that product or ?? :D .. so confusedd :D ..
but why it must be checked on animal instead human !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
soo ? what should i do >.><
Vava, This isn't real hard. Use up what you have and then get approved products. The links above have a LOT longer list of companies that don't do animal testing than those that do.
Signed and done. We have been using cruelty free soaps and cleaners for many years. Makeup too. There are several excellent brands.
WHEN YOU HAVE TIME CAN YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME THE MAKE UP THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT PLEASE I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE IT A TRY, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH,THANKS FOR ALL YOUR AWESOME SUPPORT!!!
[email protected] THANKS AGAIN
My hubby uses Old Spice - will have to make sure he stops. I use a lot of J&J products - will have to go to something else.
Jackson, it's why I changed to Arbonne - can't wait to launch Arbonne in South Africa - watch this space :)